Promise Zones are an initiative started by President Obama to give some communities battling poverty a leg up in making lasting change. In 2015, North Hartford became one of only 22 promise zones to be named in the entire country. As we begin our second year with the North Hartford Promise Zone designation we would like to share information regarding the exciting North Hartford Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunities that are available. Currently, the North Hartford Promise Zone is seeking candidates who are interested in serving as North Hartford Promise Zone AmeriCorps VISTA members.
As part of the Promise Zones initiative, AmeriCorps VISTA members are available to each Promise Zone community. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. We are looking for people who are passionate about the promise zone community, organized, and who have good writing and computer skills.
As part of their year of service, VISTA members receive the following benefits:
- $456 bimonthly living allowance (approximately, before taxes);
- $5,775 Education Award voucher -OR- $1,500 cash stipend;
- Childcare assistance, if eligible;
- Healthcare benefits
Please feel free to post, share and email the opportunities with networks and others.
Communications VISTA job posting — Increase community involvement and coordinate communication
Data VISTA job posting — Gather + analyze data and research best practices
Policy Coordinator VISTA job postings (2) — Lead and guide collaborative efforts
To apply: visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
For more information, contact:
NHPZ AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
City of Hartford
550 Main Street | Room 305
Hartford, CT 06103
O: (860) 757-9508